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TN Spotlight: Lawyer

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are limited professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Lawyer To qualify for TN visa status as Lawyer, an individual […]

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TN Spotlight: Urban Planner or Geographer

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Urban Planner or Geographer To qualify for TN visa status as […]

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TN Case Summary: Management Consultant

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details a successful TN case that our client presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. This client was applying for a TN under the Management Consultant designation. This TN designation is heavily scrutinized because it is one […]

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COVID-19 & the TN Attorney Designation

In this video, Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli discusses what impact the COVID-19 pandemic and associated border closure may have on individuals applying for the TN designation of attorney, particularly attorneys who may have recently graduated from law school but have not yet had the chance to take the bar exam. The good news is […]

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L-1 & TN Visa Application Procedures (Sept. 2020)

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details the current process for applying for an L-1 or TN visa at the U.S./Canadian northern border given the recurring closures for non-essential travel. Essentially, the process remains largely the same. As is normally the case, the applicant will drive up to U.S Customs and Border Protection and […]

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L-1 Case Summary: Specialized Knowledge

Senior Associate Attorney Gabriella Agostinelli recently had a client who successfully applied for L-1 renewal status at Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client was an employee of a large sushi company and had specialized knowledge specific to the sushi industry and his field. […]

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TN Spotlight: Research Assistant

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Research Assistant. How to Qualify as a Research Assistant   To qualify […]

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TN Case Summary: Car Dealership Consultant

Zach Ahlstrom, Associate Attorney with Berardi Immigration Law, discusses one of his client’s recent successful TN applications presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Our client submitted under the TN Management Consultant designation. This designation is one of the most scrutinized TN categories. CBP wants […]

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TN Spotlight: Interior Designer

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Interior Designer. How to Qualify as an Interior Designer To qualify for TN status […]

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L-1 Case Summary: Personnel Manager

We recently had a successful L-1 client present their application to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom had a client who was a personnel manager. Zach was able to prepare an application in which he proved that the manager was a […]

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TN Spotlight: Range Manager/Range Conservationist

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Based on the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is Range Manager or Range Conservationist.  How to Qualify as a Range Manager […]

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TN Spotlight: Industrial Designers

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an industrial designer.  How to Qualify as a TN Industrial Designer To qualify for TN […]

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TN Case Study: Engineers

In this video, Partner Jennifer Behm discusses two of her recent clients that applied for TN status at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, New York. Both clients were applying under the Engineer designation. Both clients were recent college graduates who had viable engineer job offers from a reputable U.S. company. Even […]

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TN Spotlight: Scientific Technician/Technologist

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Scientific Technician/Technologist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Scientific Technician/Technologist To qualify […]

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TN Spotlight: Landscape Architect

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Landscape Architect. How to Qualify as a Landscape Architect  To qualify for TN status […]

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Executive Order Overview: L-1 Visa

In today’s video, our Associate Attorney, Zach Ahlstrom, discusses the impact of President Trump’s executive order on certain nonimmigrant visa categories. One of these categories is the L-1 visa. However, as Canadians are visa-exempt, Canadians are still eligible to apply for and renew L-1 status at the border. When the executive order was initially issued […]

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TN Spotlight: Management Consultant

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One of these occupations is “Management Consultant.” How to Qualify as a Management Consultant To qualify for TN status […]

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Humanitarian Parole Request Case Summary: Funeral

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details our client’s successful humanitarian parole application presented to Customs and Border Protection at the Peace Bridge port of entry located in Buffalo, NY. Humanitarian parole is used when an individual is inadmissible to the United States and has an urgent need to enter. In this case, our […]

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Humanitarian Parole Request Case Summary

In this video, Associate Attorney Zach Ahlstrom details his recent humanitarian parole case presented at the Peace Bridge port of entry here in Buffalo, NY. Humanitarian parole requests are a bit more rare than our TN or L-1 cases. A humanitarian parole request involves asking Customs and Border protection to admit an individual who would […]

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TN Spotlight: Disaster Relief Insurance Claims Adjuster

The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a disaster relief insurance claims adjuster.  How to Qualify as a TN Disaster Relief Insurance […]

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